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Charlie Van Dyke & Company, 68 WRKO Boston | April 6, 1979

Bob Gilmore is proving to be a great source of airchecks – having recorded thousands himself, his are original recordings of vintage radio. This one’s no exception. Check out Bob’s website, www.bobgilmore.com.

Charlie Van Dyke is one of America’s foremost voices, heard on TV, Radio and even in Movie Trailers… but for most of the 70s and 80s, his career was spent behind the mic of some of the best Top 40 stations ever heard. WRKO, by 1979 is feeling the pressure from FM – WVBF, in particular, and unbeknownst to most people, is in it’s final year as a Top 40 station. I consider this the best that RKO sounded, even better than the 60s Drake incarnation.

WRKO Boston

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  1. During the late 1970’s, the RKO stations were the cream of the crop. Stations like WRKO, KHJ and WHBQ had highly talented
    air staffs, hot production and some of
    the best jingles ever produced. This is
    a great aircheck, and I am awed, as usual by the talent of Charlie Van Dyke. What an AMAZING gift this man has.

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